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Zanfirico is a technique invented by glass makers on the Venetian island of Murano, Italy. Zanfirico glass consists of fine filigree canes which have been stretched and twisted to form beautiful lattice patterns. The name Zanfirico derives from the surname of a 19th century Italian art dealer, Antonio Sanquirico, however the Zanfirico technique has been used as far back as the 16th century, when it was originally known as 'Filigrana a Retortoli'. Many Murano glass manufacturers use Zanfirico canes in their glassware production, including Venini, Aureliano Toso, Fratelli Toso, and AVeM.

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Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree cup + saucer. Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree vase. Murano white, blue + pink zanfirico vase with gold leaf inclusions. Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree jug.
Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree cup + saucer. Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree vase. Murano white, blue + pink zanfirico vase with gold leaf inclusions. Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree jug.

Murano white zanfirico + yellow twisted filigree vase with red stripes. Murano yellow zanfirico vase with blue stripes. Murano white zanfirico + pink twisted filigree toothpick vase with gols leaf inclusions. Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree vase.
Murano white zanfirico + yellow twisted filigree vase with red stripes. Murano yellow zanfirico vase with blue stripes. Murano white zanfirico + pink twisted filigree toothpick vase with gols leaf inclusions. Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree vase.

Murano white zanfirico + blue twisted filigree vase with copper aventurine. Murano white zanfirico + yellow twisted filigree vase with copper aventurine. Murano white zanfirico vase with copper aventurine & pink + blue ribbons. Murano white zanfirico + blue twisted filigree vase with copper aventurine.
Murano white zanfirico + blue twisted filigree vase with copper aventurine. Murano white zanfirico + yellow twisted filigree vase with copper aventurine. Murano white zanfirico vase with copper aventurine & pink + blue ribbons. Murano white zanfirico + blue twisted filigree vase with copper aventurine.

Murano white zanfirico vase. Murano white zanfirico + blue twisted filigree vase. Murano white zanfirico + green twisted filigree vase. Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree basket bowl.
Murano white zanfirico vase. Murano white zanfirico + blue twisted filigree vase. Murano white zanfirico + green twisted filigree vase. Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree basket bowl.

Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree bowl. Murano white zanfirico bowl with copper aventurine. Murano white + blue zanfirico bowl. Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree bowl.
Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree bowl. Murano white zanfirico bowl with copper aventurine. Murano white + blue zanfirico bowl. Murano white zanfirico + multicoloured twisted filigree bowl.

Murano white zanfirico bowl. Murano white zanfirico + pink twisted filigree bowl with copper aventurine. Murano white zanfirico + yellow twisted filigree bowl with copper aventurine. Murano white zanfirico bowl with copper aventurine, probably by Salviati.
Murano white zanfirico bowl. Murano white zanfirico + pink twisted filigree bowl with copper aventurine. Murano white zanfirico + yellow twisted filigree bowl with copper aventurine. Murano white zanfirico bowl with copper aventurine, probably by Salviati.

Murano white zanfirico + pink twisted filigree bowl with copper aventurine. Murano white zanfirico handkerchief vase with red, green + blue stripes. Murano white + purple zanfirico bowl. Murano white zanfirico + green twisted filigree handkerchief vase with copper aventurine.
Murano white zanfirico + pink twisted filigree bowl with copper aventurine. Murano white zanfirico handkerchief vase with red, green + blue stripes. Murano white + purple zanfirico bowl. Murano white zanfirico + green twisted filigree handkerchief vase with copper aventurine.



        



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